United States Men's National Team

Bruce Arena

For first time under Arena, USMNT heads into camp with full-strength squad

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Bruce Arena has already been in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team for roughly six months. During those six months, Arena has taken charge of two friendlies and two World Cup qualifiers as the USMNT jumped back into the picture following a rough qualifying start.

Now, with two more vital matches looming, Arena gets his first taste of a full roster, one which is among the strongest USMNT squads put together in quite some time.

Arena hopes to bring in Dwyer before the end of the summer

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Dom Dwyer just recently became eligible to represent the U.S. on the international level, and it didn't take long for Bruce Arena to reveal his plans for the Sporting KC forward.

Speaking at a press conference in Orlando, the U.S. Men's National Team coach says he'd like to bring Dwyer in by the end of the summer.

A look at the USMNT centerback options in wake of Brooks injury

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John Brooks certainly made a leap at the Copa America. He was previously viewed as an up-and-comer, one that was still forging his game with both the U.S. Men's National Team and Hertha Berlin. The tournament was a coming out party but, in the months that followed, Brooks' time on the field has been anything but consistent.

Arena believes USMNT can start "talking about winning a World Cup" by 2026

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Bruce Arena is the first to admit that there's work to be done in the present as the U.S. Men's National Team looks to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. However, given all of the recent headlines, the USMNT head coach is looking ahead a bit to what could be a defining moment in U.S. Soccer.

On Monday, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced that the three have submitted a bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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USMNT roster for June 2017 games

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The USMNT has three games on the June 2017 schedule, a friendly and two World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT plays Venezuela on June 3 at Rio Tinto Stadium (10pm ET - FS1) in an international friendly. The USMNT returns to World Cup qualifying on June 9 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against Trinidad & Tobago (7:50pm - FS1) and is away to Mexico on June 13 (8:30pm - FS1).

New stars rising as USMNT U-20s find their feet at the World Cup

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - They've got a diverse, battle-tested squad. They've got a hotshot striker surging towards stardom. They've got four points from their first two group-stage games, and increasingly euphoric fans waking up early or staying up late to watch them.

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Senegal 0 – USMNT 1

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A Josh Sargent goal was the difference in three points for the USMNT at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Sargent scored in the 34th minute for the 1-0 win over Senegal in Group F. Jonathan Klinsmann picked up the shutout for the Americans.

The USMNT now leads Group F with four points to Senegal's three.

The USMNT and the summer of 2017

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2017) US Soccer Players – Another busy summer is starting Amid the scores of MLS matches and international friendlies on the soccer schedule, the USMNT will play some of their most important games of the year. Bruce Arena's team will have to play at least nine matches over the course of two months.

U-20 World Cup: Ecuador 3 – USMNT 3

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The USMNT needed a stoppage time equalizer to split the point with Ecuador in their Group F opener at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The game kicked off at 5pm ET local time, 4am East Coast time.

Ecuador took the early lead at Incheon Stadium with Herlin Lino scoring in the 5th minute. Bryan Cabezas doubling the lead two minutes later.

Arena’s decisions for the next round of World Cup qualifying

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2017) US Soccer Players - Two weeks from Saturday, the USMNT will return to match play with a friendly vs Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. It's a warm-up before pivotal World Cup qualifiers vs. Trinidad & Tobago on June 8 and at Mexico on the 11.

Will there be a rival candidate for the US Soccer presidency?

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Sunil Gulati won election as US Soccer Federation president for the first time in 2006 by unanimous vote, just a few months ahead of the USMNT's underwhelming World Cup campaign in Germany. Gulati ran unopposed, a clear indication of his popularity and ability to drive a large support base after years of serving as an executive in the organization.

USMNT roster for 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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USMNT coach Tab Ramos named 21 players to the roster for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The tournament begins on May 20 in Korea.

"We are very excited to once again provi

de a great competitive opportunity to our players and are looking forward to heading to Korea Republic," Ramos said.

US Soccer’s $100 million problem

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2017) US Soccer Players - This week Grant Wahl delivered major news that should reverberate across the American soccer scene for months, likely years, to come.

The Sports Illustrated and FOX correspondent revealed on Tuesday that the US Soccer Federation is sitting on a whopping $100 million in surplus cash.

Bruce Arena takes an uncharacteristic flyer: Why?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena held a conference call with select members of the media on Thursday. Surprisingly enough, the man put in charge of the USMNT as the proverbial "safe set of hands" managed to make headlines for an unexpected reason.

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U-20 World Cup: USMNT 1 – Saudi Arabia 1

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The USMNT won Group F at the U-20 World Cup, finishing off group play with a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia. The USMNT advances to play New Zealand in the round of 16 on June 1 (7am ET - FS1). In the other Group F finale, Senegal and Ecuador drew 0-0.

Brooks Lennon put the USMNT up in the 40th minute.

US U-20 v Senegal Player Ratings

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As a periodic reminder, grades are dished out with "6" as the average mark. All ratings are relative to time spent on the field, so a full-shift "7" is more impressive than one given for 15 minutes of work. -- Jonathan Klinsmann (6.5) - The keeper didn't need to deal with much in the way of shots on goal, but he did show solid command of his area and eliminated the handling gaffes that

US U-20 v Ecuador Player Ratings

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It looks like I'll be doing these here, at least through the group phase. --Jonathan Klinsmann (2) - Woof. Were it not for a sparkling save to temporarily keep things tied in the 57th minute, this mark would scrape the gutter. As is, he was spared giving up a bizarre penalty (and seeing red?) by the first Ecuador goal and foolishly toyed around to self-inflict their third.

The Cardiac Kids

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Suffice it to say that this highlight reel does not cover all the heart-stopping excitement the Baby Nats put early risers through in rallying twice for a 3-3 draw in their Under-20 World Cup opener against Ecuador. - Greg Seltzer

Major League Soccer

As he leaves for USMNT duty, Bradley thinks TFC is in good hands

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TORONTO It's never easy to lose key players on international duty. It's especially painful for Toronto FC, riding high on an eight-game unbeaten streak and leading MLS by five points heading into the weekend.

TFC was missing Sebastian Giovinco due to injury and Jozy Altidore to suspension, but the Reds managed to crush the Columbus Crew, 5-0, on Friday night without their top scorers.

Orlando City Stadium to host USMNT- Panama in October WCQ

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Long rumored, now official. The U.S. Men's National Team is coming to Orlando City Stadium.

The USMNT will host their Oct. 6 World Cup Qualifier against Panama at Orlando City's new stadium, the team officially announced. The stadium, which has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the best in MLS, will host its first major external event and the first, but likely not last, USMNT appearance.

News roundup: The Streak, Perrella departs Steel FC, xG’s, MLS roundups, more

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The Streak picks up steam and headlines, Ayuk makes his debut, and a whole bunch of takes on all the weekend action.

The SBI Show: Episode 276 (Talking Americans Abroad, Previewing MLS Week 9, and more)

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It was a big week for Americans Abroad, with winner's medals, league promotion and secured places in upcoming finals among the accomplishments for Americans playing overseas, and the latest episode of The SBI Show tackles all the topics and more.

Episode 276 of The SBI Show takes a look back on a week that saw a pair of Americans book places in the DFB Pokal final, Omar Gonzalez win a CONCACAF Champions League final, DeAndre Yedlin secure a place in the English Premier League with Newcastle next season, and more.

The SBI Show: Episode 275 (with special guest Dax McCarty)

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Ever since the stunning trade that sent Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire, the clock started ticking on his inevitable return to Red Bull Arena. That return is coming this weekend, and the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder joins The SBI Show to discuss what is sure to be an emotional return.

Episode 275 of The SBI Show features McCarty, who joins host Ives Galarcep to discuss facing his former team, and returning to the stadium he called home for six seasons.

News roundup: Hot messes, hot ‘Lando, takeaways, power rankings, more

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More moribund post-game analyses, league lessons and takeaways, Yallop takes off like a Phoenix, and the US goalkeeper pool shows its age.

The SBI Show: Episode 274 (with special guest Kekuta Manneh)

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This weekend features a stacked schedule of top soccer action, both in the USA and abroad, and the latest episode of The SBI Show covers it all.

Episode 274 of The SBI Show takes a close look at MLS Week 8, and welcomes special guest Kekuta Manneh, who was recently traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the Columbus Crew.

Americans Abroad

Report: Kitchen on his way out of Hearts

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Perry Kitchen has gone from captain to player on the way out at Hearts in a short amount of time.

After being stripped of his captaincy in favor of thereturning Christophe Berra, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is expected to find a new club this summer, per the Edinburgh Evening News.

Boyd admits USMNT call-up 'won't get easier' after relegation

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Just as Terrence Boyd appeared to be working his way back into the U.S. Men's National Team picture, he believes he's hit a setback with Darmstadt's relegation to the 2.Bundesliga.

The 26-year-old forward, who has dealt with injuries throughout his career, moved to Darmstadt from RB Leipzig in January in order to get more playing time.

Johnson hopes to stay at Monchengladbach, push for Europa League

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Fabian Johnson, after a six-week long stint on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, is back in training and ready to help guide Borussia Monchengladbach back up the table into aEuropa League spot. He also hopes to keep battling with his Bundesliga team for years to come.

Johnson expressed a desire to remain at Monchengladbach into the far future, as he discussed his contract situation with German paper Westfalische Rundschau.

Fabian Johnson returns to training for first time since suffering thigh injury

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Borussia Monchengladbach and the U.S. Men's National Team received a boost on Tuesday.

Fabian Johnson has returned to training with 'Gladbach following a thigh strain he suffered in March against Schalke in the Europa League.

.@FabianJohnson23 hat nach seinem Muskelfaserriss im Oberschenkel heute erstmals wieder Teile des Mannschaftstrainings absolviert pic.

Report: Aron Johansson leaving Werder Bremen at end of season

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It looks like Aron Johannsson's time with Werder Bremen is coming to a close.

According to German publication Kicker, Johannsson will leave Bremen at the end of the season as the club has begun a search for replacement forwards in the summer.

The U.S. international has had little playing timeafter suffering a season-ending injury last year.

Hyndman targets Gold Cup, Bournemouth return following Rangers loan

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Since making his loan move to Rangers, Emerson Hyndman has shined. Given a starting role, the young midfielder has stepped up in a big way once given the stage to do so.

Now, as his loan move nears its conclusion, Hyndman has set several targets for himself, starting with this summer's Gold Cup.

LA Galaxy

Omar Gonzalez training with Galaxy ahead of expected USMNT call-up

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Omar Gonzalez needs to stay in shape with World Cup qualifiers looming, and the Pachuca centerback has found a temporary training spot in a familiar place.

The LA Galaxy revealed that Gonzalez is training with the club ahead of an expected call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup qualifying.

Jermaine Jones sidelined with knee injury

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With World Cup qualifiers looming, Jermaine Jones is set to miss extended time with a knee injury.

The LA Galaxy announced that Jones is set to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering an MCL sprain in a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire over the weekend. The timeline would see him return just before the U.

CONCACAF

Not to be outdone...

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A couple months back the US Under-20 national team scored their first ever competitive win over arch rivals Mexico. Duly inspired, our U-17 boys followed suit on Wednesday night, outgunning El Tri in a 4-3 victory at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. As the tournament doubles as qualifying for the U-17 World Cup, the Baby Nats put themselves in great position to reach the finals in India this

U.S. U-17s thrash Jamaica in CONCACAF qualiying opener

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The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team opened up its CONCACAF qualifying campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Jamaica on Saturday.

The U.S. looked strong out of the gate, pressing far up the pitch and putting numbers forward in the attacking third. The U.S. midfield looked strong as it controlled the tempo of the match, and did well to keep the shape of the 4-4-2 formation that coach John Hackworth deployed.

The Rest

SBI Spotlight: After overcoming career-threatening injury, Garza thriving with Atlanta United

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Throughout the many months he was away from the game, Greg Garza had one thought in mind. He was in agonizing pain, physically as well as mentally. A hip injury was set to rob him of at least a year, maybe more, putting his very livelihood at stake at one of the most important points in his career.

USMNT Returns to Hartford in July

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The United States Men's National Team will return to the region on Jul. 1 for a pre-Gold Cup friendly against Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Hartford, Ct.

The match, which will kickoff at 4:45pm, will take place one week before the U.S.'s Gold Cup match against Panama on Jul. 8. The U.

Hamburg coach Gisdol: 'Good chance' club holds on to Wood

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As Bobby Wood's future at Hamburg remains in limbo, Bruce Arena is hoping he can help clear the air.

According to ESPN, the U.S. Men's National Team coach will visit Wood in Hamburg to discuss the forward's future with the club. The club, meanwhile, is pushing to keep Wood despite continued interest from outside clubs.

Still eligible for both nations, Jesse Gonzalez feels 'more Mexican' than American

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Jesse Gonzalez's international future has yet to officially be decided, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper's decision appears to be all but made.

Speaking to AS, Gonzalez said he views himself as Mexican and hopes to someday represent El Tri on the senior level.